Episode 835: Dick Wolf Comes Westward, Like the Course of Empire

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we tackle “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F,” starring Eddie Murphy and streaming on Netflix.

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Peter Fenzel and Matthew Wrather overthink Beverly Hills Copy: Axel F., discussing its undeserved critical reception (at least by the New York Times), its bemusing but unexpectedly resonant first sequence, the role of accountability and apology in relationships with an asymmetric power dynamic, and its unexpected Downton Abbey moment involving a fictitious hockey league.

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